Nov 23, 2012 8:00am PST
, dogged by the u.s. government, by the fbi? they took back his passport. will kaufman: yeah. he would havei guess it would have been around in the late '40s, when he actually met robeson, because both of them were on the board of people's songs, which was an organization started by pete seeger as a means, again, of energizing the union movement through song. and he admired paul robeson very much. i don't believe he ever sang with them. i saw one letter in which he mentions having met him. but he certainly supported him. and he was there, of course, during thesethe peekskill riots of 1949. amy goodman: well, talk about the peekskill riots. exactly what happened? will kaufman: ok, 1949, august, late august, early september of 1949, the civil rights congress, through people's songs, got paul robeson to agree to sing a benefit concert at the golfing grounds up inor the lakeland picnic area up in peekskill, westchester county. and before robeson even got to the grounds, he neverin fact, he never even made it to the grounds, because for the whole previous week, the peekskill evening star an
Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
of the family. the fbi launched an inquiry after kelley said vichy received vicious e-mails from the cia director's by gaffey. agents believe that she or someone close to her had sought access to the e-mail. we spoke to an historian about the significance of the resignation. juan cole is a professor at university of michigan. his latest book is called "engaging the muslim world." >> i was opposed to general betrayers of becoming the head of the cia in the first place. one of their charges is to evaluate policy. one of the things that needed to be evaluated was the surge in afghanistan, the big counterinsurgency program that the jurors put into place and shepherded through as commander on the ground. the cia cannot properly evaluate the program and its head is the author of the program. i am sure the analysts tried and petraeus tried to be objective, but it is not right. that is the real issue. why did the obama administration put an actor in a military role, then as the head of the agency evaluate the actions? i think we need a national debate about obama's troop escalation in afghanista
Nov 21, 2012 8:00am PST
-- have been arrested on charges of plotting to join al qaeda and kill americans overseas. the fbi says three of the suspects were detained in california last week while the fourth was seized in afghanistan. they are accused of planning to meet without, militants to carry out attacks in afghanistan or yemen. dozens of undocumented college students marched tuesday to the office of kansas secretary of state kris kovach to demand he focus on his state level job instead of the anti-immigrant crackdowns across the nation. his credited with the anti- immigrant laws in arizona and alabama and continue to litigate issues related to immigration and other states. on his website, he refers to myself as a "defender of cities and states that fight illegal immigration." secretary of state kobach father lawsuit challenging president obama is deferred action program that provides temporary relief to some undocumented young people. on tuesday, students from kansas and arizona delivered a letter calling on the secretary of state to focus on his state job or resign. a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed
Nov 22, 2012 8:00am PST
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